San Francisco-based Dignity Health has tapped Stephen Foerster to serve as chief strategy officer for its Bay Area service area.
Foerster, 47, starts June 29, moving on from his most recent role as VP of managed care at Dignity. He replaces Bill Graham, who in April became president of Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, Calif.
Foerster will oversee strategy for Dignity's Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, and St. Mary's Medical Center and St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco.
Before joining Dignity, Foerster was senior director of contract services at Washington Hospital Healthcare System in Fremont, Calif.
LifePoint Health has named Alan Larson south central Virginia market president and CEO of Danville (Va.) Regional Medical Center.
Larson, 53, will have regional oversight over Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County in addition to Danville Regional. He will start his new role Aug. 1, replacing interim market president and CEO Jerry Dooley.
Before joining LifePoint, Larson founded TD HealthCare, a healthcare consulting and interim leadership firm he has led as CEO since 2006. Before that, he was senior VP of Mercy Health System, a Conshohocken, Pa.-based organization owned by Trinity Health.
Rodney Van Donkelaar has been named CFO at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville, S.C., a Capella Healthcare facility.
Van Donkelaar most recently was CFO at River Park Hospital in McMinnville, Tenn., another Capella facility. He also served as a market leader for the Capella-St. Thomas Health Network, which serves middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky.
He joined Capella in 2006 as controller of Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville, Ore. In 2008, he became CFO of Hartselle (Ala.) Medical Center and later was CFO at Grandview Medical Center in Jasper, Tenn.